Packers Morning Buzz: 'MVS' quickly making a name for himself
Welcome to your Morning Buzz, rounding up news and views regarding the Green Bay Packers from around the web and here at PackersNews.com.
The Packers (3-4-1) practiced indoors Wednesday in preparation for their game Sunday against the Miami Dolphins (5-4) at Lambeau Field, where Green Bay is undefeated this season.
We'll start with Ryan Wood's look at what rookie wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling brings to the table.
Name recognition remains elusive. Those 22 letters in Marquez Valdes-Scantling are a mouthful, but one consonant has proven particularly challenging.
“It happens all the time,” he said. “My name is Marquez, not Markez. There’s no ‘K’ in my name.”
No matter. The Green Bay Packers rookie receiver who simply goes by ‘Quez knows fans and broadcasters will soon catch up. This season, Valdes-Scantling is used to folks lagging behind.
There are the defensive backs that try to cover him. One by one, Valdes-Scantling has run past corners this season. “He’s got deceptive speed,” Packers rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander said. The byproduct: a 21.1 yards-per-catch average that ranks second in the NFL, behind only Tampa Bay’s DeSean Jackson.
You can read the whole story here:
Valdes-Scantling has wasted no time earning the respect of his teammates:
The Packers' secondary has been a revolving door of players lately:
Trevor Davis, who hasn't played all season, can return for the Seahawks game next week:
Check out photos from the Packers' practice Wednesday via Jim Matthews:
That certainly was quick, as yet another former Packers player heads to Cleveland:
The national media is beginning the drumbeat of Mike McCarthy being one of the NFL's coaches on the hot seat:
Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report writes that McCarthy is making things difficult for Aaron Rodgers:
Rodgers admits he's battling some accuracy issues:
Rodgers also talks about the need for the Packers' offense to execute better:
Former Packers linebacker Brady Poppinga thinks it might be time for a change at the top:
ESPN's Rob Demovsky offers his midseason Packers analysis:
Fascinating to hear Patriots coach Bill Belichick mic'd up against Packers:
So Brock Osweiler, whose last visit to Lambeau Field came on a snowy December day in 2016 (it didn't go well for him), will be directing the Dolphins on Sunday:
The Dolphins also are in some hot water with the league office over Tannehill:
The Packers drew praise for their handling of punter JK Scott's family situation this past weekend (his wife delivered a healthy baby boy Monday, the team said):
Meanwhile, from the business side of things, the Packers could have another concert planned:
And finally ....